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Comprehensive street lighting project from the Municipality of Gunskirchen (Austria)

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The municipality of Gunskirchen decided to refurbish the street lighting system to energy-efficient LED technology using EPC, since it recognised that its street lighting system required significant refurbishment work and that the technology currently in use would soon be affected by the phasing out of lamps. The objective of the project was to find a good solution for every street. For the implementation, the municipality hired a planner who carried out a tendering procedure. Five ESCOs were invited to bid and all submitted for the call. The main criterion for this project was to reduce electricity consumption and maintenance costs without compromising the quality of the public lighting services.


This case study was developed in the context of the EU-Project Streetlight-EPC which is supported by Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. 

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OO ESV - Energiesparverband mit Hintergrund_4cLandstrasse 45 A - 4020 Linz Tel: + 43/ 732 7720 143 80 Fax: + 43/ 732 7720 143 83 E-mail: Website:

Funding description

796,400 EUR total investment 125,300 EUR funded by EPC contract subsidies: 25,100 EUR regional contracting programme

Economic effect

Electricity costs savings: 12,500 EUR/year Maintenance costs savings: 28,000 EUR/year - not guaranteed in the EPC contract Reduction Electricity consumption: 78,300 kWh/year CO2 Reduction: 24 tons/year